Have you been thinking about buying a home, cottage, chalet, waterfront or vacant piece of Land? If you have been let me know. We have a system that can let you know about new properties as they are listed before they go on MLS. Whether you are 2 months or 2 years from purchasing you can use this time to get familiar with the market, pricing, what you can get for your money, areas you like, features you can expect or not, etc. I can also help you get prepared by suggesting things you should have in place before you begin like a down-payment, getting preapproved for financing and setting a plan if you need to sell your current property before hand.
Some basic criteria to start your search is the area, min number of bedrooms & bathrooms, min lot size, min house size, any musts like single/double garage, basement – full, finished, unfinished, fenced etc. A major thing when house hunting is, while having the basics understood, you need to also have an open mind, it’s not often that a Buyer will find the “perfect house”, there is generally a compromise somewhere. It takes seeing a bunch of houses to know what you are willing to give up and what is truly the most important.
It is always a good idea to speak to your Realtor to see how the current market is moving, there would be a typical number of days a property would be on the market. This is good to know, to be able to understand the question “Why has this been on the market so long?” May not actually be “so long”, it may be totally typical for that price range, in that market. You may also find that houses move so quickly that you need to be able to make quick decisions and have all financing in order, to be ready to offer immediately. Big difference in “normal for the market”. The benefit in having kept an eye on the market for a while is that it will help in making those quick decisions because you have an understanding of what has been out there.
If you are looking to buy in the Collingwood area contact me and we can discuss the current market and start searching for your new property.
Sales Representative, Realtor
Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage